View Full Version : Well... it can't hurt to ask...

04-02-2005, 13:21:24
"We'd be happy to offer you artist price on our Godin guitars."


Now to find out what that means... and how much I can get an A8 for...


04-02-2005, 13:23:54
You get offered cheap guitars, and decide to get a mandolin instead?


04-02-2005, 13:39:11

04-02-2005, 14:45:03
Some of their semi-hollow guitars look quite interesting, particularly the Montreal for some reason.

04-02-2005, 14:48:41
"$1,795 retail"

If I could justify it I'd get this three voice one:


04-02-2005, 14:50:34
Ooooh that is a sexy looking guitar

04-02-2005, 14:52:19
Mine is that model guitar without the fancy three output electronics and a slightly different finish.

04-02-2005, 16:00:38
Your guitar's lovely, but that is gorgeous.

I want it, I want it!

04-02-2005, 16:01:22
They have one where I bought mine. Mine's supposed to be £1000, that's £1500.

04-02-2005, 17:16:19
My drumkit cost £50. I win.

04-02-2005, 17:20:46
What do you win?

The Mad Monk
06-02-2005, 10:18:46
A free "Don't Ask Me, I'm Just The Drummer" tee shirt.

08-02-2005, 12:34:13

08-02-2005, 13:59:53
so are you getting free guitars or are you just writing godwin on a t-shirt for your next gig

08-02-2005, 14:03:31

08-02-2005, 14:06:58
well yeah it does sound good until you explain what it means at which point it sounds rather pointless

i suppose if it makes a promoter take notice then great

08-02-2005, 14:08:55
Only if you think cheap guitars is pointless. :)

08-02-2005, 14:16:25
depends how often you buy them

08-02-2005, 14:20:40
I happen to be looking for a new guitar :cute:

08-02-2005, 14:29:08
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
i suppose if it makes a promoter take notice then great

Did you edit that after I read it? Yes. Promoter thing, exactly. Almost better to be able to say we're endorsed than have the actual endorsement as it were.

08-02-2005, 15:23:54
Blagging free stuff is always excellent but I'm not convinced it's a good way of getting gigs. Endorsements for unsigned bands are a bit... I dunno... it looks funny to me. I wouldn't not book a band because they were sponsored but it would make me look at them funny. Maybe it's because it makes me think of HowardK and Toni. I don't reckon you're that sort of band. School for the Gifted are and Sonic Undermind were. Arrogance was the key there. I reckon you've raised above that in Muf. Even though you are named after hairy women's bits.

Just don't let them bully you into putting it on your website and t-shirts and all that crap. Otherwise you may as well start renting out your forehead to Pepsi™ and your bass drum skin to British Airways™ and it will all start going Micheal Jackson/Iron Maiden.

08-02-2005, 15:34:34
We aren't named after hairy womens bits. :rolleyes:

And I don't really agree with much of your post, not least that Sonic Undermind are in anyway below Müf. Sonic Undermind were a great band that a lot of people really loved. Full stop. I don't think we were arrogant and if even half as many people have as anywhere near as much fun watching Müf half as did SU I'd be really pleased. :)

Hopefully we've kept that spirit of fun in Müf and not gone too serious and poncy pretentious. That would suck.

I think it's great that we can say we're associated with a classy company like Godin. Toni (who isn't real anyway) and S4G might be associated with some metal company but Godin isn't like that. :)

As to the actual deal, it's not a major sponsorship or anything. We get cheap stuff and don't have to say or do anything - not even actually play their guitars. This announcement is a nice way of getting our name (and gig dates) out there a little bit which is cool since we're new. But carefully targeted. Like on a music site like josaka it's fine but it's not something we'd want to pimp for publicity on a mainstream site like BBC berkshire etc.

And I'd never get Pepsi on my head. Pepsi tastes like crap.

08-02-2005, 15:40:37
I don't mean below in entertainment/talent, I mean your band have a bit more value. I wouldn't expect dancing dwarves, tiny stone henge monuments and Coke sponsorship from muff but that's what unholy/undermind were all about. Sadly.

So, can I get a free guitar? :cute:

08-02-2005, 15:49:01
I don't think even I can get a free one!

Their artists rep. in Canada is talking to the UK distributors about it at the moment.

11-02-2005, 12:25:46
If I had the money THIS (http://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/model.aspx?model=912-CE) is what I'd buy. It's a locally made masterpiece but at $5,608 I won't be buying one soon. :o

11-02-2005, 14:16:50
If someone offered me an unlimited budget to get an acoustic guitar I'd probably get some kind of Gibson Hummingbird, and they don't cost much more than about £1000 I don't think (unless you buy vintage). It's still a lot of money, but nothing compared to some guitars out there, and when everyone from Neil Young to Nick Drake has played them you've got to think that they're doing something right.

11-02-2005, 14:21:29
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
are you just writing godwin on a t-shirt for your next gig

so.... will it become


11-02-2005, 14:25:19
Works even better when you use the correct name :)

11-02-2005, 16:42:08
I've always loved the sound of a mandolin...I'd like to play one. Are they difficult to play?

I just bought this for my son...hoping it will be a sturdy 1st guitar before too long.


11-02-2005, 16:45:03
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
[B]I've always loved the sound of a mandolin...I'd like to play one. Are they difficult to play?

Not really, not if you can play guitar already anyway. The frets are quite small which I've found is the biggest 'problem' compared to a guitar.